Klopp joins Prem rivals in race to sign Malcom

Liverpool are considering a move for in-demand Bordeaux ace Malcom this summer, according to reports.

The 21-year-old Brazilian winger has been strongly linked with a move to the Premier League in the upcoming transfer window.

He has previously been linked with a move to north London with Premier League rivals Tottenham and Arsenal.

It has also been claimed Manchester United held talks with Bordeaux in January over a possible deal, but their interest never came to fruition.

The French club’s majority shareholder recently revealed Malcom will be allowed to leave this summer if interested clubs come calling.

But now, according to the Daily Mail, Liverpool have identified the Brazilian flyer as one of their three main transfer targets.

Jurgen Klopp is keen to add more attacking options to his squad this summer to ease the burden on Liverpool’s ‘Holy Trinity’ of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.

Malcom is thought to be one of the forward players Liverpool are tracking ahead of the transfer window, with Borussia Dortmund’s 19-year-old USA star Christian Pulisic and Bayer Leverkusen’s 20-year-old Leon Bailey also on the Reds’ shortlist.

Malcom has scored ten goals for Bordeaux this season and is thought to be valued at around £40million.

He joined Bordeaux from Brazilian club Corinthians in January 2016 for just £4million.